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In a world seemingly constantly filled with strife and conflicts, the rare moments of compassion and harmony can be great reminders of the goodness within humanity, especially among celebrities. Actress Jennifer Garner has quickly become one of the few A-listers who many people agree has a heart of gold, and her latest act of kindness has captured many people's hearts.
Jennifer Garner recently stopped to help a homeless man who didn't have any shoes on.
On September 17, 2023, paparazzi caught Garner while in her car in a Santa Monica, California parking lot as she rolled down her window to interact with a homeless man in a wheelchair. Garner, with a huge smile, had been chatting with the man after getting out of her car.
The homeless man in the wheelchair had been without socks and shoes, and once the '13 Going On 30' actress realized that, she immediately exited her vehicle, crouched down in front of him, and removed the socks she had on her feet, giving them to him. Her good deed didn't stop there, and Garner even tried to give him her own sneakers, but unfortunately, her shoes didn't fit him as her feet were too small.
Garner quickly walked over to the paparazzi that had been snapping photos of the entire ordeal, asking him what size his feet were. "What size feet do you have?” she asked the photographer repeatedly. “Can I buy your shoes for him? He needs a shoe.”
When the random paparazzi asked what size feet the homeless man was, Garner replied, “10 and a half.”
“Oh, I’m 11! Want me to give it to him? I can give it to him,” he responded with delight, telling Garner that she did not need to pay him and gave her his shoes, according to Page Six. The 'Valentine's Day' actress gave the homeless man the black sneakers, and the paparazzi even offered up a random blanket he had in his car to the man as well.
This isn't the first time that Garner has been revered for the selfless acts she does for others.
In March 2022, Garner shared the best way to help those in need, and all you needed was a Ziploc bag.
In a video shared on her Instagram, Garner filled the plastic bag with everyday items, such as socks, tissues, and toothbrushes that she would be able to hand out to the homeless while she was out and about. "Random act of kindness: gather these essentials in a quart-sized Ziploc bag and keep them in your car to give away when you see someone in need," she wrote in the caption.
"A pair of thick socks. Kleenex. Hand wipes. Disposable toothbrushes. Chapstick. A couple of granola bars. I forgot this time, but [I] like to add feminine hygiene products, too. Add $5, $10, $20, and a smile," the actress added.
On top of that, in April 2022, Garner continued her random acts of kindness by preparing and packaging paper bag lunches for a local organization. Again, the 'Love, Simon,' actress documented the entire ordeal on her Instagram and hand-decorated each bag with markers, putting peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cookies, water, snacks, and fruit inside each of them.
"This is my first time making bagged lunches for a local organization, but it won’t be my last—thank you for the inspiration, I loved it," Garner wrote in the caption, making sure to thank Hang Out Do Good and Hollywood Food Coalition for the inspiration.
Jennifer Garner's constant devotion to spreading love and kindness, especially to those who are less fortunate than she is, can serve as a beacon of hope that it doesn't take much to be able to make someone's day. Her motivation to extend a helping hand doesn't go unnoticed, and her actions aren't just charitable, but a reflection of her genuine desire to make the world a better place.
It's not the first time that we've witnessed Garner's benevolence, and it surely won't be the last. Her selflessness transcends the realm of celebrity and Hollywood, reminding us that compassion knows no boundaries or distinctions.
Nia Tipton is a Chicago-based entertainment, news, and lifestyle writer whose work delves into modern-day issues and experiences.
This article originally appeared on YourTango